Monument record M518 - Chapel Street Knitter's Cottages, Ruddington


FRAMEWORK KNITTERS COTTAGE (Georgian to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference SK 57170 32950 (point)
Map sheet SK53SE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Ruddington, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Ruddington Framework knitters' shops. The Chapel Street complex consists of 2 framework knitters' shops with the hosier's cottage and store all on one site, a now unique assemblage of buildings. Ruddington doubled in size in the first half of the C19 as a result of framework knitting. There are still a number of framework knitting shops with their distinctive long windows indicating their origin, but the Chapel Street group is the only surviving example of a complete collection of buildings together on one site. (1)
c.1820. Knitters' windows still in place, as are some bolts used to hold stockinger's machinery in place. One shop in very good condition, one structurally poor. Cottages in need of modernisation (21/01/1969). (2)

<1> Cossons N and Hudson K (eds), 1971, Industrial Arch Guide, p 75 (Published document). SNT183.

<2> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA4 69/1

<3> NIAS, Sept 1981, Gazetteer - Rushcliffe (Serial). SNT959.

<4> OS, 1915, 1:2500, County Series 1915 (Map). SNT1024.

Other Refs: 46/2

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Published document: Cossons N and Hudson K (eds). 1971. Industrial Arch Guide. 3. p 75.
  • <2> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <3> Serial: NIAS. Sept 1981. Gazetteer - Rushcliffe. Rushcliffe.
  • <4> Map: OS. 1915. 1:2500, County Series 1915.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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